Borage has an extensive history of use in traditional herbal practices and folklore history. Ancient Romans believed it gave courage, got rid of sorrow and brang joy. It is native to Southern Europe and a member of the Borginaceae family and is a prolific grower, sprouting up all over the place. Borage has a cucumber-like flavor and is recognized by its bright blue-shaped flowers and white hairs. It is great to grow among vegetables as it is said to improve the yield and resistance of the other plants.